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Looking for free NBA picks & betting tips for the 2020-21 NBA season?


Our experts provide picks, betting tips, predictions, previews and best bets for the biggest basketball league in the world throughout the season, including the NBA All Star Game, the NBA Playoffs and NBA Finals.

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What NBA betting markets can I bet on?

The main NBA betting markets are Moneyline, spread, over / under total points and player props.

Money Line - The money line is betting on which team will win the game. There is no option for a draw in the NBA, with teams going to overtime if the score is tied at the end of regulation, so the moneyline is a two-way market in which you bet on one team to win, and it includes overtime. 

Spread - The spread market is more also known as a handicap. Bookmakers will assign one team a positive (+) or negative (-) spread, line or handicap depending on favoritism for the game, and the bettor bets to cover the line.

Let’s use an NBA game between the Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic as an example. If the Magic start with a +7.5 point spread and you bet on the Magic, they need to win the game or lose by less than 8 points in order for your bet to win.

On the other side of the coin, the Nuggets would be assigned a -7.5 point spread meaning they would need to win by 8 or more points in order for your bet on the Nuggets to be a winner.

Over / Under Total Points - This NBA betting market allows bettors to bet on the total amount of points scored in a game by both teams. The sportsbook will set a line, let’s say 216.5 points and you can bet on the total points scored by both teams going over or under that total. 

Player Props - Also known as player performance, these NBA bets allows you to bet on one player in a number of categories including points, rebounds and assists. This is a very popular market which relies on the bookmaker setting the line and the bettor picking over or under.

NBA FAQs

What is the NBA?

The NBA (National Basketball Association) is a men's professional basketball league in North America and Canada.

When is the NBA regular season?

The 2020-21 NBA regular season takes place from December 22, 2020 and end on July 22, 2021.

When are the NBA Playoffs?

The 2020-21 NBA playoffs will be played from May 22 - July 26, 2021. The 2020-21 NBA Finals will be played from July 8 - July 22, 2021.

What is the NBA Finals?

The NBA Finals is a seven match series between the Western Conference winners and Eastern Conference winners to decide the winner of the NBA Championship.

Who has won the most NBA Championships?

The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have both won 17 NBA Championships.

When is the NBA All-Star Game?

The 2021 NBA All-Star Game was played on February 14, 2021.

Where is the NBA All-Star Game?

The 2021 NBA All-Star Game was moved from Indianapolis to Atlanta.

How many teams are in the NBA?

There are 30 teams in the NBA. The 30 teams in the NBA are Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards.